Hair loss can be a debilitating experience for both men and women at any age. And, while understanding the reason you have hair loss is important, it’s equally important to find solutions or products to help stimulate hair growth. Here are some tips to help you achieve more hair growth.
Nutrition and Diet
A healthy diet and consistently good nutrition can help your hair stay strong and shiny. Your diet can also help to prevent hair loss. In fact, very specific nutritional deficiencies can affect your hair.
Essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids, play a vital role in skin, hair and nails. You should eat some of these omega-3-rich foods each day:
- Salmon, tuna, mackerel, and other fatty fish
- Flaxseed oil
- Walnuts and almonds
Vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid are also important to your hair. Vegetarians and vegans often don't get enough of these vitamins. Good sources of vitamin B-6 include bananas, potatoes (both white and sweet), and spinach.
Fresh fruits and vegetable are high in folic acid, as are whole grain and fortified grain products, beans, and lentils. Major sources of B12 include meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products.
Protein is also critical for keeping hair healthy, but many people don't get enough. Lean meat like fish, chicken, eggs and soy products are good sources of protein; eat one serving every day.
Trace minerals like magnesium zinc, and biotin also affect hair growth, so a good daily multivitamin can help.
Sometimes there are genetic factors such as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness that can play a role. Occasionally, thyroid disease (either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism), anemia, other autoimmune disease and hormonal issues may also cause hair loss and/or impair hair growth.
Of the benefits scalp massage can provide, perhaps the greatest benefit is increased blood flow to the surface of the skin. The increased blood flow to the hair follicles, condition the scalp and enhance the strength of the roots. It also aids in relaxation and reduces stress. Increased blood flow to the hair follicle will result in increased nutrient intake, something hair follicles need to grow. Reduced levels of stress hormones help your body to function with increased efficiency contributing to healthier hair and scalp.
Regardless of what may be causing your hair loss, the question is: What can you do about it? You’ll be glad to know the answer is within reach.
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